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Preschool

Cassie started preschool this week. She’s at the same preschool that Jackson attended from 2008 through 2011. I don’t actually intend to tell you where she goes to preschool, so I’m just going to call it “Preschool.” Preschool takes children once they turn two. Cassie turned two last Friday. The first day she was eligible … Continue reading

Cassie Is Two!

It really doesn’t seem possible, but this tiny baby: Is now this adorable toddler: When I asked her to pose for the photo, she actually complied. Then, I pointed the camera at her and said, “Say Birthday!” and she did! This was the first take. She’s reached all of her 2-year old milestones. Apparently, she’s … Continue reading

The Total Apathy of Strangers

We take a break from adoption-related posts to bring you a pity party/rant about society. But first, a cute story. On Friday, Cassie and I were watching Sesame Street (aka “Elmo” or “Shtreet” as Cassie says). For some reason, Cookie Monster presented “A Streetcar Named Monster” in which Grover can’t find his keys. He must yell … Continue reading

Cassie Had Her Hair Braided

A quick post with an update on Cassie’s hair: It’s been braided! My friend Cheyenne recommended her salon, so off we went on Tuesday. Cassie was overwhelmed when we walked in the door and four ladies exclaimed “Oh, she’s so cute!” and the like. One lady even got in her face a bit. Freak out … Continue reading

Cassandra Zaishay, the Song

I made up this song about Cassie. It’s sung to the tune of “Cruella De Vil.” Note that “Zaishay” is pronounced “Zuh-SHAY.” Cassandra Zaishay Cassandra Zaishay She screams and she shrieks when she don’t get her way She’s growing bigger each and every day Watch out for Cassandra Zaishay At first you think Cassandra is … Continue reading

Bragging About Cassie

If you’d prefer not to read a post in which I brag about how awesome my daughter is – which I totally understand – skip reading today. My blog is also read by members of my family, including my mother-in-law (Hi Sandy!) and Cassie’s birthmom, and they prefer my bragging to my opinions about adoption. … Continue reading

Adoption Costs A Lot. It Shouldn’t.

This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop topic, Adoption and Finances, is very timely. For tax purposes, I had to tally up the cost of Cassie’s adoption.* After I had done so, I posted the following on Facebook: Robyn Chittister: I just totaled up what we spent on Cassie’s adoption. Yeah… wowzers. Good Friend: I can … Continue reading

Cassie’s Words and Signs

I’ve had a number of people ask me what Cassie can say. I’ve also had a few people either notice her signing or talk to me about signing. Cassie watches about 3 episodes of Signing Time per day. That’s about 1-1/2 hours. Yeah, I know. Babies aren’t supposed to have any television. But I think … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #44: What Openness Means To Me

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #44.  Adoptive parent Luna of Life From Here recently wrote a powerful post about what “openness” means to her. Someone suggested that it would … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #42: Injuries

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #42.  Think about a time when your child has been injured or sick (or for adoptees, when you have been injured or … Continue reading